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School of Advanced Study

School of Advanced Study
Established 1994 (1994)
Type Graduate school
University of London
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Campus Urban

The School of Advanced Study, a postgraduate institution of the University of London, is the UK's national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences. It was established in 1994 and is located in Senate House, in Bloomsbury, central London, close to the British Museum, British Library and several of the colleges of the University of London. The School brings together ten prestigious research institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, to provide a large range of specialist research services, facilities and resources. Through its many activities the School's core aim is to provide an environment for the support, evaluation and pursuit of research which is accessible to postgraduate, postdoctoral and senior members of all Higher Education institutions in the United Kingdom and beyond.


  • History 1
  • Location 2
  • Organisation and structure 3
  • External links 4


The School was established on 1 August 1994.


The School is located in Senate House, the administrative centre of the University of London, in Bloomsbury, central London. It is close to the British Museum, the British Library and several of the colleges and institutions of the University of London, including University College London, Birkbeck, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the Institute of Education.

Organisation and structure

The Member Institutes of the School are:

The Institutes of the School provide a range of specialist research services in their subject areas of expertise. In furtherance of their national and international role the Institutes of the School undertake high quality research; maintain and develop library collections and services; develop digital resources; publish journals and book series; host visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows; organise a range of academic events including workshops, conferences, seminars and lectures; provide specialist research training and postgraduate taught, research and doctoral programmes.

External links

  • School of Advanced Study website
  • University of London website
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies website
  • Institute of Classical Studies website
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies website
  • Institute of English Studies website
  • Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies website
  • Institute of Historical Research website
  • Institute of Musical Research website
  • Institute of Philosophy website
  • Institute for the Study of the Americas website
  • Warburg Institute website
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